Cattleya x hardyana Rolfe

Hardy's Cattleya White Form

Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Cattleya

Parent: Cattleya x hardyana

Category: Houseplant


Mentioned in Orchid Rev. 3: 322 in 1895. We have received from Mr. W. J. Robertson, The Gardens, Ardenholm, Maghull, Cheshire, a very beautiful form of Cattleya X Hardyana with white sepals and petals. The lip is very similar to the typical form in colour, and the contrast is very striking. It may be called C. X Hardyana alba.

Also published in Dict. Icon. Orchid. Cattleya hybrid 2a in 1901.

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